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What is applicationupdater.exe?

Part of Application Updater by CBS Interactive

What is it?

Application Updater is the software updater program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if found. The updater will check for updates remotely and install them based on an internal schedule.
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How does applicationupdater.exe run?

Service - applicationupdater.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'Application Updater' (Application Updater). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Application Updater runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the applicationupdater.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of applicationupdater.exe users, 17.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is applicationupdater.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00002% CPU222.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.94 MB RAM9.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\application updater\applicationupdater.exe

Are there other versions of Application Updater?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
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File details

File name: applicationupdater.exe
Publisher: CBS Interactive (verified)
Name: Application Updater
Description: Application Updater
Version: 6, 9, 0, 1
Size: 783.73 KB
Original file name: ApplicationUpdater.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: CBS Interactive
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 5/8/2011
Expiration date: 5/8/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001143242%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000920532%
User CPU: 0.00002227093990%
Privileged CPU time: 625 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 38.25 MB
Peak committed memory: 43.89 MB
Paged memory: 1.94 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.11 MB
Paged system memory: 65.01 KB
Non-paged system memory: 6.66 KB
Working set memory: 5.64 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.74 MB
Min working set memory: 5.64 MB
Private memory: 1.94 MB
Page faults: 9,496
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 25
Total read transfer: 9.9 KB
Total write operations: 14
Total write transfer: 976 Bytes
Total other operations: 785
Total other transfer: 17.6 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 1
Handle count average: 183
Thread count average: 4

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Application Updater\ApplicationUpdater.exe"

Service details

Name: Application Updater
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Automatically downloads and installs application updates.”

Network connectivity

TCP: on port 1105

Image hashes

MD5: 77dbf8c08fcfa1647f82018378e91d80
SHA-1: 600d5d322554439fe1191d0e816613ca0817c141
SHA-256: 4bb55367a020559a8fc5660e3f75a5b22239e703ad1a896526b82b13b9d1c81c

PE image details

File packed: No
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